Case: Mobley v. Facebook (Onuoha v. Facebook)

5:16-cv-06440 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Nov. 3, 2016

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Case Summary

Onuoha v. Facebook (also known as Mobley v. Facebook) was filed on behalf of people of color challenging race and national origin discrimination in employment, housing, and credit ads on Facebook. A ProPublica article highlighted Facebook’s tools which allowed advertisers to exclude specific groups called “ethnic affinities.” In response, three individuals who used Facebook to search for housing and/or employment filed a class action complaint the U.S. District Court for the Northern District o…

Onuoha v. Facebook (also known as Mobley v. Facebook) was filed on behalf of people of color challenging race and national origin discrimination in employment, housing, and credit ads on Facebook.

A ProPublica article highlighted Facebook’s tools which allowed advertisers to exclude specific groups called “ethnic affinities.” In response, three individuals who used Facebook to search for housing and/or employment filed a class action complaint the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on November 3, 2016. Facebook and 9,999 unidentified advertisers were listed as defendants. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant advertisers were enabled by Facebook's "ethnic affinities" feature to discriminate against potential renters and employees. Plaintiffs sought to certify a class for all U.S. Facebook users that had “not seen an employment or housing-related advertisement on Facebook for the last two years” because of Facebook’s usage of “ethnic affinities” tools.

Represented by private counsel and the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, plaintiffs sued under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e). Relief sought included declaratory relief, temporary and permanent injunctive relief, and monetary damages, both in the form of statutory damages and civil penalties. Judge Edward J. Davila was assigned to the case.

The Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on February 13, 2017 that named only Facebook as the defendant. Plaintiffs elaborated that in offering this tool, Facebook allegedly engaged in a pattern or practice of "providing racially discriminatory marketing, recruitment, sourcing, advertising, branding, information, and/or hiring services for and on behalf of employers, housing providers, and creditors in violation of federal and state civil rights laws." They also cited additional federal and California state laws.

Facebook moved to dismiss the case on April 3, 2017. They claimed immunity under the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230), as providers of an “interactive computer service” cannot be held liable for information “provided by another content provider.” Additionally, they argued plaintiffs lacked standing and failed to properly allege Facebook itself engaged in discrimination. Four days later, the court stayed discovery pending the resolution of the motion.

The parties had started mediation by May 2017. During mediation, Facebook moved to officially relate four recently filed cases on August 24, 2018. The court denied this motion on September 10, 2018. Facebook filed a proposed order containing the settlement agreement on February 12, 2019. Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims with prejudice allowing for settlement on March 19, 2019.

Facebook reached settlements in three civil rights cases and two complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over ad discrimination on its platform. The settlement included the present case, Spees v. Facebook (E.E.O.C.), National Fair Housing Alliance v. Facebook (S.D.N.Y), Communications Workers of America v. Facebook (E.E.O.C.), and Riddick v. Facebook (N.D. Cal.), all available on the Clearinghouse.

The terms of above settlements included promises by Facebook to change their advertising tools to prevent advertisers from targeting users based on protected characteristics. Facebook also promised to change how it targets audiences for advertisements without using protected classes like race and gender to generate an audience. The changes affected Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Facebook agreed to create a separate portal for ads in areas of housing, employment, and credit. The parties also agreed to monitor the changes for three years and to study whether the algorithm creates unintended bias.

The above settlements mooted the class certification sought by plaintiffs.

This case is ongoing to enforce the settlement as of July 19, 2021.

Summary Authors

Micah Telegen (3/2/2017)

Virginia Weeks (2/22/2018)

Cianan Lesley (4/5/2019)

Emma Himes (3/6/2020)

Eric Gripp (7/19/2021)

Related Cases

National Fair Housing Alliance et al. v. Facebook, Southern District of New York (2018)

Riddick v. Facebook, Northern District of California (2018)

Spees v. Facebook, No Court (2018)

Communications Workers of America v. Facebook, No Court (2018)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4496060/parties/onuoha-v-facebook-inc/


Judge(s)

Davila, Edward John (California)

van Keulen, Susan (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eiland, Katrina L. (California)

Flanders, Jason Robert (California)

Hoffman, Sarah Margaret Keast (California)

Klein, Adam T. (New York)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Most, William Brock (California)

Romer-Friedman, Peter (District of Columbia)

Sagafi, Jahan C (California)

Judge(s)

Davila, Edward John (California)

van Keulen, Susan (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eiland, Katrina L. (California)

Flanders, Jason Robert (California)

Hoffman, Sarah Margaret Keast (California)

Klein, Adam T. (New York)

Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)

Most, William Brock (California)

Romer-Friedman, Peter (District of Columbia)

Sagafi, Jahan C (California)

Sun, Relic (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kim, Elizabeth Ann (California)

Patashnik, Joshua (California)

Ring, Rosemarie T (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Persyn, Mary Kelly (California)

Winslow, Sara (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:16-cv-06440

Docket [PACER]

Onuoha v. Facebook, Inc.

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

Docket
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5:16-cv-06440

Class Action Complaint

Onuoha v. Facebook

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

Complaint
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5:16-cv-06440

First Amended Complaint

Onuoha v. Facebook

Feb. 13, 2017

Feb. 13, 2017

Complaint

Summary of Settlements Between Civil Rights Advocates and Facebook

Mobley v. Facebook

No Court

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4496060/onuoha-v-facebook-inc/

Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-10907124.). Filed byKaren Savage, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Most, William) (Filed on 11/3/2016) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

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Proposed Summons. (Most, William) (Filed on 11/3/2016) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

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CLERK'S NOTICE counsel to resubmit correct civil cover sheet for the Northern District Court of California. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (sv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/4/2016) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

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Case assigned to Hon. Edward J. Davila and Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. (sv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/4/2016) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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Civil Cover Sheet by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage . (Most, William) (Filed on 11/4/2016) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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Summons Issued as to Facebook, Inc.. (cv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/4/2016) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras Case Management Statement due by 1/26/2017. Case Management Conference set for 2/2/2017 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, San Jose. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(cv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/4/2016) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jahan C. Sagafi (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/12/2017) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Katrina Leigh Eiland (Eiland, Katrina) (Filed on 1/12/2017) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/12/2017) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options by Parties and Counsel (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 1/12/2017) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options Victor Onuoha (Hoffman, Sarah) (Filed on 1/17/2017) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options Suzanne-Juliette Mobley (Hoffman, Sarah) (Filed on 1/17/2017) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options Karen Savage (Hoffman, Sarah) (Filed on 1/17/2017) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

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ADR Clerk's Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on January 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM Pacific time. Please note that you must be logged into an ECF account of counsel of record in order to view this document. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2017) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

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*** Posted in error *** please see 17 by Adam T. Klein (Klein, Adam) (Filed on 1/18/2017) Modified on 1/23/2017 (cv, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/18/2017)

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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Adam T. Klein, CORRECTION OF DOCKET # 16 ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11087927.) filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing)(Klein, Adam) (Filed on 1/19/2017) (Entered: 01/19/2017)

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ORDER Granting 17 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Adam T. Klein, Counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 1/20/2017. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2017) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen for all further discovery proceedings. Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd no longer assigned to the case. Signed by Executive Committee on 1/20/2017. (ofr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2017) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

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STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Continuing Initial Case Management Conference and Related Dates filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jahan C. Sagafi)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 1/20/2017) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

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ORDER granting 20 Stipulation Continuing Initial Case Management Conference and Related Dates. The 2/2/2017 initial Case Management Conference shall be continued to 3/2/2017 at 10:00 a.m. and associated dates and deadlines shall also be extended accordingly. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 1/23/2017. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/23/2017) (Entered: 01/23/2017)

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Set Deadlines/Hearings

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***Set Deadlines/Hearings pursuant to ECF No. 21 : Joint Case Management Statement due by 2/23/2017. Initial Case Management Conference set for 3/2/2017 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, San Jose. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/23/2017)

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ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference held on 1/30/2017 with Tamara Lange. A further ADR Phone Conference is scheduled for 6/7/2017 at 10:30 AM. The call-in information remains the same. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/30/2017) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 01/30/2017)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Karen Savage, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. Service waived by Facebook, Inc. waiver sent on 2/1/2017, answer due 4/3/2017. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 2/1/2017) (Entered: 02/01/2017)

Feb. 1, 2017

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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Peter Romer-Friedman ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11148955.) filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Romer-Friedman, Peter) (Filed on 2/10/2017) (Entered: 02/10/2017)

Feb. 10, 2017

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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Patrick David Lopez ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11149011.) filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Lopez, Patrick) (Filed on 2/10/2017) (Entered: 02/10/2017)

Feb. 10, 2017

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ORDER Granting 24 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Peter Romer-Friedman Counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 2/13/2017. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2017) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

Feb. 13, 2017

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ORDER Granting 25 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Patrick David Lopez Counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 2/13/2017.(amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2017) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

Feb. 13, 2017

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AMENDED COMPLAINT, Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint against Facebook, Inc.. Filed byKaren Savage, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 2/13/2017) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

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NOTICE of Change In Counsel by Katrina Leigh Eiland (Eiland, Katrina) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)

Feb. 23, 2017

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)

Feb. 23, 2017

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ORDER CONTINUING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. The court schedules a hearing on Defendant's anticipated motion to dismiss for 9:00 a.m. on 6/1/2017. The Case Management Conference scheduled for 3/2/2017 is CONTINUED to 10:00 a.m. on 7/13/2017. The parties shall file an updated Joint Case Management Statement on or before 7/6/2017. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 2/28/2017. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/28/2017) (Entered: 02/28/2017)

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***Set Deadlines/Hearings pursuant to ECF 31 Order: Joint Case Management Statement due by 7/6/2017. Motions due by 4/27/2017. Further Case Management Conference set for 7/13/2017 10:00 AM in Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, San Jose. Motion Hearing set for 6/1/2017 09:00 AM in Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, San Jose before Hon. Edward J. Davila. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/28/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Relic Sun (Sun, Relic) (Filed on 3/15/2017) (Entered: 03/15/2017)

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Joint Discovery Letter Brief filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (Defendant), # 2 Proposed Order (Plaintiffs))(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 3/24/2017) (Entered: 03/24/2017)

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MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint filed by Facebook, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 6/1/2017 09:00 AM in Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, San Jose before Hon. Edward J. Davila. Responses due by 4/17/2017. Replies due by 4/24/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Request for Judicial Notice, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Proposed Order)(Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 4/3/2017) Modified on 1/8/2019 (cv, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/03/2017)

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ORDER STAYING DISCOVERY. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 4/7/2017. (ejdlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/7/2017) (Entered: 04/07/2017)

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STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Stipulation and Proposed Order Continuing Dates and Setting Briefing Schedule filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 4/18/2017) (Entered: 04/18/2017)

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ORDER GRANTING 36 STIPULATION TO CONTINUE DATES AND SET BRIEFING SCHEDULE. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 4/19/2017. (ejdlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/19/2017) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

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Set Motion and Deadlines/Hearings

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***Set/Reset Deadlines pursuant to 37 as to 34 Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint Opposition due by 5/18/2017. Reply due by 6/8/2017. Joint Status Report due by 5/1/2017. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/19/2017)

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STATUS REPORT RE MEDIATION by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 5/1/2017) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

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ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION REGARDING PAGE LIMITATIONS TO BRIEFING FOR MOTION TO DISMISS filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. Responses due by 5/12/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jahan Sagafi, # 2 Proposed Order)(Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/8/2017) Modified on 5/9/2017 (cv, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/08/2017)

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ORDER GRANTING 39 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE EXCESS PAGES. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 5/15/2017. (ejdlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/15/2017) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

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OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 34 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint ) filed bySuzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/18/2017) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

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RESPONSE to Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/18/2017) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth Ann Kim (Kim, Elizabeth) (Filed on 6/1/2017) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Patashnik (Patashnik, Joshua) (Filed on 6/1/2017) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

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ADR Remark: The further ADR Phone Conference scheduled for 6/7/2017 at 10:30 AM is off calendar. Parties are utilizing Private ADR 37 .(cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/5/2017) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

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CASE REFERRED to Private ADR 37 . (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/5/2017)

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REPLY (re 34 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint ) filed byFacebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 6/8/2017) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

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REPLY (re 34 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint ) (Reply in support of Request for Judicial Notice) filed byFacebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 6/8/2017) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

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Certificate of Interested Entities by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Karen Savage (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 6/27/2017) (Entered: 06/27/2017)

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Certificate of Interested Entities by Facebook, Inc. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 6/27/2017) (Entered: 06/27/2017)

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STATUS REPORT Joint Post-Mediation Status Report & Joint [Proposed] Order by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 9/18/2017) (Entered: 09/18/2017)

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ORDER re: 50 JOINT POST-MEDIATION STATUS REPORT. The Motion to Dismiss 34 is ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATED but may be restored to the active calendar if necessary. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 9/19/2017. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2017) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

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AMENDED ORDER re 51 Order. Deadline for the parties to file a joint status report is 10/27/2017. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 9/20/2017. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/20/2017) (Entered: 09/20/2017)

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CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT /Joint Post-Mediation Status Report and Proposed Order filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 10/27/2017) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

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ORDER RE JOINT POST-MEDIATION STATUS REPORT. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 10/30/2017. (ejdlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2017) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

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STATUS REPORT Post-Mediation and Proposed Order by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 12/14/2017) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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ORDER re: 55 Status Report. By 3/21/2018, the parties shall file a joint status report (a) addressing the status of the mediation efforts and, if appropriate, (b) propose new dates for the hearing on Facebooks Motion to Dismiss and Initial Case Management Conference. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 12/15/2017. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/15/2017) (Entered: 12/15/2017)

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MOTION to Relate Case Plaintiffs' Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases are Related filed by Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha, Daniel Adrian Manriguez. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Peter Romer-Friedman, # 2 Exhibit 1 (Proposed Order), # 3 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Romer-Friedman, Peter) (Filed on 1/2/2018) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

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ORDER Denying 57 Motion to Relate Case to 5:17-cv-07232-BLF. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 1/8/2018. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2018) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

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STATUS REPORT Joint Post-Mediation; and [Proposed] Order by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 3/22/2018) (Entered: 03/22/2018)

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ORDER re: 59 Status Report. By 5/4/2018, the parties shall file a joint status report. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 3/23/2018. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/23/2018) (Entered: 03/23/2018)

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Jahan C. Sagafi (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 5/29/2018) (Entered: 05/29/2018)

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Relic Sun (Sun, Relic) (Filed on 5/29/2018) (Entered: 05/29/2018)

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Jason Robert Flanders (Flanders, Jason) (Filed on 6/5/2018) (Entered: 06/05/2018)

June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018

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64

STATUS REPORT Joint Post-Mediation Status Report & [Proposed] Order by Daniel Adrian Manriguez, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 6/8/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

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65

ORDER re: 64 Status Report. By 7/6/2018, the parties shall file a joint status report. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 6/11/2018. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/11/2018) (Entered: 06/11/2018)

June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

PACER
66

STATUS REPORT JOINT MEDIATION STATUS REPORT AND PROPOSED ORDER by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 8/13/2018) (Entered: 08/13/2018)

Aug. 13, 2018

Aug. 13, 2018

PACER
67

STATUS REPORT ORDER. The parties are advised this is the final time the court will permit postponement of the Case Management Conference and Motion to Dismiss. The court intends to reset the Case Management Conference and hearing on the Motion to Dismiss upon receiving the September 18th status update unless it receives notification the parties have reached a settlement of this action. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 8/14/2018. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/14/2018) (Entered: 08/14/2018)

Aug. 14, 2018

Aug. 14, 2018

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68

ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Relate Cases Facebook, Inc.'s Notice of Motion and Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 3-12 and 7-11 filed by Facebook, Inc.. Responses due by 8/28/2018. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 8/24/2018) (Entered: 08/24/2018)

Aug. 24, 2018

Aug. 24, 2018

PACER
69

OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 68 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Relate Cases Facebook, Inc.'s Notice of Motion and Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 3-12 and 7-11 ) filed byBert riddick. (Rava, Alfred) (Filed on 8/27/2018) (Entered: 08/27/2018)

Aug. 27, 2018

Aug. 27, 2018

PACER
70

OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 68 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Relate Cases Facebook, Inc.'s Notice of Motion and Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 3-12 and 7-11 ) filed byDaniel Adrian Manriguez, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 8/28/2018) (Entered: 08/28/2018)

Aug. 28, 2018

Aug. 28, 2018

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71

NOTICE of Change In Counsel by Rosemarie Theresa Ring (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 9/5/2018) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

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72

ORDER RE: 68 RE: MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED. The court finds the cases are not related within the definition of Rule 3-12 and will not order a reassignment. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 9/10/2018. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/10/2018) (Entered: 09/10/2018)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

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STATUS REPORT Joint/Re Mediation and Proposed Schedule for Initial CMC and Hearing on Motion to Dismiss, and Proposed Order by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 9/19/2018) (Entered: 09/19/2018)

Sept. 19, 2018

Sept. 19, 2018

PACER
74

STATUS REPORT ORDER. The parties shall file a brief joint status report addressing the status of mediation efforts on or before 10/15/2018. The court schedules a hearing on the Motion to Dismiss 34 for 9:00 a.m. on 12/13/2018. The Initial Case Management Conference is also scheduled for that date and time. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 9/21/2018. (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/21/2018) (Entered: 09/21/2018)

Sept. 21, 2018

Sept. 21, 2018

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STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by Daniel Adrian Manriguez, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 10/15/2018) (Entered: 10/15/2018)

Oct. 15, 2018

Oct. 15, 2018

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76

MOTION Leave to File Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs filed by Upturn, Inc.. Responses due by 11/20/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Amicus Brief for Upturn)(Persyn, Mary) (Filed on 11/16/2018) Modified on 11/16/2018 (cv, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/16/2018)

1 Proposed Amicus Brief for Upturn

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Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

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Statement of Interest by United States of America. (Winslow, Sara) (Filed on 11/16/2018) (Entered: 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

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78

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Requesting Continuance of December 13, 2018 Hearing Date and Initial Case Management Conference filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mediator Hunter Hughes)(Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 12/4/2018) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

1 Declaration of Mediator Hunter Hughes

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Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

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Set Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
79

Order granting 78 Stipulation to continue hearing on the motion to dismiss and case management conference to January 24, 2019. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 12/4/2018. (ejdlc3S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/4/2018) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

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***Set Deadlines/Hearings per ECF 79 Order: Joint Status Report due by 1/14/2019. Initial Case Management Conference and Motion to Dismiss 34 Hearing set for 1/24/2019 09:00 AM in San Jose, Courtroom 4, 5th Floor before Judge Edward J. Davila. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/4/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
80

CLERK'S NOTICE RESETTING HEARING AND DEADLINE. Please take NOTICE that the Motion to Dismiss 34 Hearing previously set for 1/24/2019 is HEREBY RESET for 2/28/2019 09:00 AM in San Jose, Courtroom 4, 5th Floor before Judge Edward J. Davila. Initial Case Management Conference previously scheduled for 1/24/2019 is HEREBY RESET for 3/28/2019 10:00 AM. Joint Case Management Statement due by 3/18/2019. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/7/2019) (Entered: 01/07/2019)

Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019

PACER
81

Order granting 76 Motion for Leave to File an amicus curiae brief. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 1/14/2019. (ejdlc3S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/14/2019) (Entered: 01/14/2019)

Jan. 14, 2019

Jan. 14, 2019

PACER
82

STATUS REPORT of the Parties by Daniel Adrian Manriguez, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha. (Romer-Friedman, Peter) (Filed on 1/14/2019) (Entered: 01/14/2019)

Jan. 14, 2019

Jan. 14, 2019

PACER
83

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Ring, Rosemarie) (Filed on 2/12/2019) (Entered: 02/12/2019)

Feb. 12, 2019

Feb. 12, 2019

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ORDER granting 83 Stipulation to VACATE hearing date for Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 2/12/2019. 34 is terminated. (ejdlc3S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/12/2019) (Entered: 02/12/2019)

Feb. 12, 2019

Feb. 12, 2019

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85

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Daniel Adrian Manriguez, Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, Victor Onuoha (Sagafi, Jahan) (Filed on 3/19/2019) (Entered: 03/19/2019)

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

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ORDER APPROVING re 85 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal. All deadlines/hearings are terminated. THE CLERK SHALL CLOSE THE FILE. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 3/19/2019. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/19/2019) (Entered: 03/19/2019)

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 3, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Numerous people of color and Facebook users.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Outten & Golden

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

State law

42 U.S.C. § 1982

Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

State Anti-Discrimination Law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2019 - 2021

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Housing

Racial profiling

Website

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic